“The Psychology of a Warrior and the Psychology of a Murderer”, Mykhailo Mischenko (Razumkov Centre, Ukraine)

It is believed that during the war there are different moral rules than in peacetime, especially for combatants. After all, from the beginning, both sides violate the fundamental moral norm “do not kill.” 

Allegedly the soldiers of both sides are in the same situation — they are free to or unwilling to kill their opponent. But in reality this is not the case, because the key factor here is the motivation of the person who took up arms. Depending on this, a person becomes either a warrior or a murderer. So how does the psychology of a warrior differ from the psychology of a murderer?

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